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Walking the Gardens, Plant Advice & Evening Concerts

Walking the Gardens, Plant Advice & Evening Concerts

The days are getting hot and will only become more so as we head further into July, then August and September. Sometimes it is so hot, it’s difficult to enjoy the wonders that are our world. So, how about getting out before the heat strikes and see what’s blooming at the Arboretum? Docent-led walking tours [...]

Wizards, Potions & Wands

Wizards, Potions & Wands

We welcome and support any effort made to have kids nurture, nudge, and unlatch their imagination and through her new endeavor, Pasadena StoryLab, Julia Edwards is working to help children take the stories in their heads and get them down on paper with words or pictures, share them orally, and even to structure them into a [...]

Sociable Supper

Sociable Supper

The official name of the event is “Sociable Supper in the Field at Muir Ranch” and could prove to be one of the most delicious and fun evenings of your summer. On July 19th, Jennie Cook of Jennie Cook’s Catering, Plant Based Parties, and the Who Wants Seconds? cookbook (Prospect Park Books) will preside over a three course vegetarian [...]

Winspear, Lepucki & Evanovich

Winspear, Lepucki & Evanovich

It’s a week for big names, new names, and the Stephen Colbert bump. Jacqueline Winspear, bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series, remains fascinated by the “war to end all wars” World War I. This time, rather than incorporate her ruminations via investigator Dobbs, Winspear has written the stand alone novel The Care and Management [...]

Coyote

Coyote

Coyote could eat me in one snap, maybe two, okay four, but not more than ten, Friend crow, calls me, “Listen up, drifter, see the pale bristle at seven o’clock,” Twin marbles meeting mine, I am meat if the cad but dares, the sycamores will not tell, the summer children lay sleeping, until hunger wakes [...]

The Long Table: Year Two

The Long Table: Year Two

Dine under nature’s canopy right on Green Street…sans the swoosh and veering of cars. Replacing cars for one entire block, The Long Table: Playhouse District Food & Wine Celebration will step into its second year on Saturday, July 26th. Communal tables are set up and diners experience “epicurean fare, refreshing drinks, and wonderful music” from seven Pasadena Playhouse District [...]

The Folly Bowl

The Folly Bowl

An outdoor garden amphitheater on the grounds of a private home. Bring your own picnic, refreshments, cushions, and even a blanket and pillow if you’d like for an evening under the trees in an intimate setting, thanks to Susanna Dadd and James Griffith of Altadena. It’s the Folly Bowl. We’re almost halfway through their summer [...]

Wearable Tech

Wearable Tech

Wearable tech? Wearable computing is the study or practice of inventing, designing, building, or using miniature body-borne computational and sensory devices. Wearable computers may be worn under, over, or in clothing, or may also be themselves clothes (i.e. “Smart Clothing” (Mann, 1996a)). (Interaction Design Foundation) In 1981, Steve Mann designed and built a backpack-mounted 6502-based [...]

Peach, Burrata, Proscuitto & Hazelnut Salad

Peach, Burrata, Proscuitto & Hazelnut Salad

Thank you to Prospect Park Books for sharing a recipe from their new release, The Auntie Em’s Cookbook by Theresa Wahl, owner and chef of Auntie Em’s Kitchen in Eagle Rock. ~~~ This salad is a great alternative to a caprese. Peaches instead of the more common tomatoes sweeten things up a bit. The dressing makes [...]

Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

It’s England, late 1990s. In the beginning Kathy H., “Kath,” tells us that she is 31 years old and has been a “carer” for eleven years. She is a good carer, she boasts, and even gets to choose her “donors” sometimes. “Carer” and “donor.” It may be the 1990s, but we quickly understand this is [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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